Felix Dennis is dead after a prolonged battle with throat cancer. He was only 67.
Felix was a true example of a rags-to-riches story. His career in the magazine publishing industry began in the latter part of the 1960s. By the end of his career his empire controlled more than 50 magazines and websites including Auto Express, Mac User, Computer Shopper, Men’s Fitness, PC Pro, Octane and Viz. His biggest publication was The Week, “a digest of global current affairs, which has a circulation of almost 200,000 per week.”
In 2007, he made £144.5 million by selling off all 31 international editions of Maxim, when it was the best-selling men’s magazine in the world.
He also made millions from co-founding US computer mail order company MicroWarehouse, which floated on the stock market in 1992. (source)
He is estimated to have been worth about 500 million pounds or $850 million.
Here’s a little motivational video with Felix providing the voice over.
In The Tycoon Playbook, I urge people to read his book How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets.